Friday, February 3, 2012

PPF YEAR OF THE DRAGON

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to Paint Party Friday  week 47. Thanks to Eva and Christin artists come together every Friday to show the art they are creating. Be sure to stop by and see the amazing artists that join in.
For me I have had a very stressful and strange week, I will tell you more in another post. Because of my week the painting I am working on is not show able AT ALL. LOL so because it is the year of the Dragon and I collect dragons, (including Mike, my husband, who has a three headed dragon tattooed on his entire back) I thought I would share with you a piece I created in 1996. It is a 5 foot beaded Dragon. The technique is Huichol beading. I make my own bees wax recipe with pine sap and adhere one bead at a time with the hole side facing up. There are millions of size 11/o seed beads in the Dragon set on cotton fabric.
The photos are difficult for me to get because of the glass for the framing but I think you get the idea. Hope you enjoy this. Ohh the one question I get is how long did this take. I created this in the hot sunny Arizona desert in 1996 and it took about a week to finish.




Honor and Integrity in Life in Art
Nicole/Beadwright

25 comments:

  1. Oh wow the design and beadwork are stunning. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  2. Oh my patience-ness... Nicole, that is awesome! But holy cow, you must have had an extremely steady hand and used many toothpicks to proposition those tiny seedies!

    Sending you strength and love with whatever you found out at the Dr. We're all here to support you through whatever you are going through and help you heal.

    {Hugs!}

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  3. Ohhh Nicole...I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dragon. You know we are a home that LOVES dragons too...well..ok 2 of us do and I'm sure you can guess which two..hehe!!! I would like to learn more about HOW you did this piece...very interesting!!!

    WOW..a whole dragon on Mike's back. He is one tough cookie...OUCH!!

    Fingers crossed,
    Regi

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  4. Wow this must have taken ages! What an achievement. It looks fabulous - just like a dragon should! I laughed that your husband was part of your collection!!

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  5. Amazingly beautiful. You must have such patience. I am so impressed by your incredible talent.

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  6. words escape me...this piece is breathtaking!
    i haven't had computer access for a bit..using my son's today.
    sending love and hugs your way!!!

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  7. The dragon is amazing Nicole and hope you next week is wonderful!!

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  8. Wow! Amazing patience and precision. Beautiful.

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  9. Excellent work Nicole. Lots of patience is needed to do the work you do. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Dazzling creation ~ elegant and magical ~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  11. OMG Nicole! This dragon is amazing! I'm always blown away with beadwork like this! Gorgeous!!!

    Pam

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  12. WOW!!!! This is just amazing. I can't even begin to imagine the work that went into creating this.

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  13. Awesome work you must rock at patience as it is so beautifully intricate - stunning :)

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  14. Amazing detailed work. I love your dragon!

    Happy PPF!

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  15. Wow! That is breathtakingly gorgeous!

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  16. Can't say anything.....incredible!

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  17. OMG this is the coolest thing EVER!!!! I collect dragons too! We went to Chinatown San Fransisco last weekend and I went crazy over all the dragon stuff in the shops, super fun!!!

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  18. Just stopping by to say hello and share some PPF love!
    Renee
    xoxo
    www.fussitup.blogspot.com

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  19. Oh wow! That dragon is fantastic! :)

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  20. Wow! You have a LOT of patience! I would have not been able to do that at all. Great job, it's beautiful!

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